wikipedia…..knit graffiti……

“Graffiti knittingyarnbombing or yarn bombing is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk. While yarn installations may last for years, they are considered non permanent, and unlike graffiti, can be easily removed if necessary. The practice is believed to have originated in the U.S. with Texas knitters trying to find a creative way to use their leftover and unfinished knitting projects, but has since spread worldwide.[1]
While other forms of graffiti may be expressivedecorativeterritorialsocio-political commentaryadvertising or vandalism, yarn bombing is almost exclusively about reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places.[1]
now, not that we think that this sculpture is in any way, shape or form, a “sterile or cold public place”…we LOVE this sculpture by Vermont artist extraordinaire, Jim Sardonis, and thought it would be the perfect place for some prayer flags! this sits on interstate N89 as you come into Burlington…a landmark around here for sure….

A book is being put together by Magda Sayeg I think it is temporarily titled “Knit Graffitti”….there was a callfor entries…my sister came up with the idea…I was in charge of stealth operations…figuring out how to 
make it “go”… check out more about this movement on her blog too, www.knittaporfavor.wordpress.com
this was fun…really fun…maybe I am not such a cranky knitter after all! 🙂  BTW, they are taking entries 
up until January 15th if anyone of you are interested!
peace…truth..hope…love….faith
always

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6 Comments

  1. Whether yarn bombs or not, I think its a wonderful idea to send up those prayer flags on a beautiful sculpture! Yes! Faith, peace, love, hope…. for all and forever!

  2. Kerin Love! Got your "heads up" e-mail… very thankful for it too:)

    Better yet, I find this post fabulous, knitted graffiti!

    M

  3. Kerin Rose,
    I was just browsing through your Etsy shop. I had a dream about the Hamsa Hand not too long ago…
    Strange.
    Any ideas?

    I love your work, the "galaxy" pieces are fabulous!
    xo
    a

  4. Love your prayer flags. My kind of graffiti. As they decay and the prayers are invisible whispers in the wind, perhaps our winged brethren will find snippets to line nests this summer. I like this graffiti movement. Wish I were a quicker knitter and could take part. Happy knitting.

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